Cersei Lannister (aka, Lena Headey) was in this 2000s thriller, and you didn't even notice!
If you ever watched Game of Thrones and thought Cersei looked really familiar — like someone from your past — you may recall a little ol’ movie called Gossip. (No, not Gossip Girl, though wouldn’t it be awesome if the Protector of the Seven Kingdoms was just casually hanging around Blair Waldorf and Co.?)
The 2000 film is actually about a group of college students in a communications class who decide to start a juicy rumor for their final project. Scandalous! Lena Headey plays Jones, one of the rumor’s masterminds. As one could expect, the rumor spreads viciously, taking on different forms — sort of like the Telephone game. Gossip is not an Oscar-winning movie per se, but if you live for Lifetime Movie-esque drama you’ll probably get a kick out of it.
Now, let’s take a gander at how Lena looked back then.
Looks like she’s borrowing Jon Snow’s fur here.
A different choice of beverage than Cersei’s signature glass of wine.
But seriously, Lena doesn’t look that different than she did in her Gossip days!
Alongside Lena are a few other faces you might recognize. There’s James Marsden, who we know from the X-men films and a million other movies and TV shows.
Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead!
And Kate Hudson, one of the world’s best Snapchatters.
And look at who she’s talking to…it’s Joshua Jackson, aka, forever Pacey Witter in our hearts.
Watch the Gossip trailer in all of its aughts-era glory, below, then start planning a bad movie night with your girl gang, ASAP.